Join us for the UK premiere of The Island President film screening here at Eden. The new film focuses on recently ousted Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed, who has become one of the leading international voices for urgent action on climate change.
The deposed president is famous for his efforts to fight climate change, but his lifelong struggle has been for democracy. After bringing democracy to the Maldives after thirty years of despotic rule, Nasheed is now faced with an even greater challenge: as one of the most low-lying countries in the world, a rise of three feet in sea level would submerge the 1,200 islands of the Maldives.
On 7 February 2012, Mohammed Nasheed resigned the Presidency under the threat of violence in a coup d’etat perpetrated by security forces loyal to the former dictator. The film is the story of his first year in office.
The screening takes place at 7.30pm on Friday 30 March 2012 in the Gallery (inside the Visitors’ Centre) at the Eden Project. For further information or to book a £5 seat, email Carli Summer on firstname.lastname@example.org